Whidbey Island

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I have recently had the great opportunity to spend a day with one of my friends and her husband in Seattle. They took me to Whidbey Islands for the day  - and I cannot thank them enough! Even though the weather was typical Seattle weather i.e. overcast and some drizzling rain every now and then, I loved the trip. The nature is breathtaking and not even the clouds and the rain could spoil that. In fact, the dramatic clouds and the fog (oh yes, did I forget to mention the fog?) only added to its beauty. 


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We took the ferry to the island, it's just about a ten minutes ride - but enough to shoot a few photographs. The island is located just north of Seattle, in the Puget Sound, and only a two hours drive south of Vancouver, Canada.


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Starting point: Langley. Super cute small town, plenty of antique shops, book shops, gift shops, cafés and art galleries. For tourists of course, but cute nonetheless. And not many tourists, being too early in the season and bad weather. Great for exploration in other words.


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The climate is definitely milder than in Sweden, and it looks even than in Switzerland (or at least Zurich area) - the spring flowers were blooming already and the grass was green. 


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The Admirality Head Lighthouse, located in Fort Casey State Park. The lighthouse was built in 1861 and rebuilt in 1903, and it was the last brick lighthouse designed by the renowned German architect Carl Leick. 

The lighthouse was decommissioned in 1922. Its original lantern is still in use at the New Dungeness Lighthouse, to where it was moved in 1927.

And yes, I did climb to the top (where you cannot really take pictures over the fabulous view because the windows cannot be opened), even if I suffer of vertigo. I would do anything for photography! 


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Deception Pass Bridge connects Whidbey Island to Fidalgo Island, a commonly-photographed landmark of the Puget Sound region. As you can see, also by yours truly. 

The bridge is actually two spans, one over Canoe Pass to the north, and another over Deception Pass to the south. Its construction began in August 1934 and was completed in July 1935.


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Deception Pass State Park, the most-visited park in Washington. The park was established in 1923, and offers many recreational opportunities which include campgrounds, hiking trails, beaches, and tidepools.



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